You may or may not celebrate the Chinese New Year, but it sure is celebrated in many parts of the world and your city may be one of such places!
Did you know that there are 12 different animals in the Chinese zodiac? The new year ushers in a new sign for the next 12 months and this year will be the year of the dog. The Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 16th.
Chinese New Year Parade
Like with most festivals, the Chinese New Year starts off with a colorful, boisterous parade down the main street. It usually features brightly colored costumes, lion and dragon dancers, and of course, fireworks and firecrackers.
First Day of the New Year
The first day of the new year is full of activity! One Chinese New Year tradition is dressing up in new clothes and greeting each other a happy new year. Young people visit their elders to wish them health and longevity.
Year of the Dragon
The latest year of the dragon that we celebrated was last 2012. People born in the year of the Dragon are powerful, brave, and kind-hearted. However, they also tend to be conceited, tactless, and quick-tempered.
Year of the Horse
Four years ago was the last time we celebrated the year of the horse, and the next will be on 2026. Wise, discreet, and attractive are some of the positive attributes that people born under the horse sign are said to have.
Year of the Monkey
We celebrated year of the monkey just two years ago. Those born under the monkey sign are said to be intelligent, confident, charismatic, and loyal; but they can also be arrogant, impatient, and snobbish.
Year of the Dog
And of course, 2018 being the year of the dog, a collection of layouts featuring these furry pets must be in order. It is said that the dog is the symbol of honesty, frankness and loyalty. People born in the year of the dog are honest and just. They are also popular in their social circles.
Whatever your sign is, it could be one of those elements you can add to a page about you (or someone else you make a layout on). If you don't want to draw your own sign, how about this set of 12 tokens? Your sign is obviously among them so you can use it.
Simply click HERE to get those tokens.